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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


Synthetic Structure Pitched for Capital Relief

J.C. Flowers & Co. and Sandler O’Neill & Partners are pitching a program under which community banks could gain capital relief for their holdings of...

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New Outlook Prompts Growth at Morgan Lewis

Morgan Lewis has set out to recapture the top ranking among law firms that represent issuers of asset- and mortgage-backed bonds, starting with the hiring...

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FFELP Flurry in State Issuers' Forecasts

State-sponsored education lenders are lining up to issue bonds underpinned by government-guaranteed student loans.

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Freddie Maps Reperforming-Loan Auctions

Freddie Mac plans to expand a program under which it funnels reperforming home loans into securitization pools.

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S&P Seeks Public Face for CLO Comeback

S&P is seeking an experienced collateralized loan obligation professional to help it regain lost market share in the sector.

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Loan Scarcity Dampening Outlook for CLOs

Collateralized loan obligation professionals are fretting over declining yields in the corporate-debt market.

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New-Issue Lag Drives Secondary Trading

With the supply of new structured-finance deals off to a slow start this year, secondary-market trading is running strong.

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Deal Flood Tests Rating Agency's Capacity

A late-year flurry of collateralized loan obligations exposed a potential limitation to issuance volume: the workloads rating-agency analysts are able to...

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Chinese Buyers Scoop Up American CLOs

At least two institutions in China recently bought U.S. collateralized loan obligation securities on the new-issue market for the first time.

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Small-Business Lender Unwinds Securities

A management shakeup at CAN Capital reflects trouble the small-business lender is having with its only securitization to date.

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Reg AB Sways Timing of Huntington Deal

Huntington National Bank’s latest auto-loan securitization offers a glimpse into how a little-discussed component of the SEC’s new Regulation...

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SFIG Offers Marketplace-Loan Guidelines

The Structured Finance Industry Group is developing a set of recommended practices for issuers of bonds backed by marketplace-originated personal...

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